4-H Camp Final Registration Push

Did you forget camp registration was due June 1st? If you complete your application and it’s postmarked June 1st, it will still be accepted at the reduced rate!  And, since June 1st is a weekend day and our office is closed, we will accept drop off registrations through 4 pm on Monday June 3rd at the reduced rate.

We do have space available at all 4 camps.

  • The final day for Cloverbud Camp registration is June 7th as camp is the following Saturday, June 15th. The registration cost starting Tuesday June 4th through the 7th will be $60.00.
  • The final day for Intermediate Camp registrations is June 12th, unless we sell out first.  The registration cost June 4th through 12th will be $140.00.
  • The final day for Junior Camp Registration will be June 21st. The registration cost June 4th -21st will be $140.00.
  • Multi-County Teen Camp (14-18 yr olds who have completed 9th-12th grade)- Cost is $25.00.  Final day for Teen Camp registration is June 15th. Let’s fill this camp too!

Forms can be found here or on page 41 in the yellow member handbook!

Please call the office at 740-652-7260 with questions.

4-H Night with the Cincinnati Reds!!

Join us on Monday, June 17, as the Cincinnati Reds take on the Houston Astros.  The game starts at 7:10 p.m. at Great American Ball Park.  A group discount is being offered to 4-H: view level (upper level) tickets are $10 and field level tickets are $20.  In addition to discounted ticket rates, counties will earn $4 from each ticket purchased using this link and have their county designated.  Ticket sales are not limited to 4-H members/volunteers; share the link as much as you would like!  The more tickets we sell the more “4-H perks” we get such as delivering the game ball, kid zone activities, or an on-field ceremony.



Are you a high school girl interested in math, science, or computer programming? OSU Physics Department is hosting a Physics Camp on June 3-7. The camp is a mixture of STEMcoding activities, hands on STEM activities, and panel discussions with women in science. The camp is $50 for the whole week but there are scholarships available. More information can be found here.

Livestock Science Lesson Plans Available

There are many animal science lesson plans posted here. Any club, 4-H family, or advisor is welcome to use them as needed.  These lesson plans include topics like selection, nutrition, QA, animal products, health and disease, and more! They were produced by the University of Idaho and Michigan State University. Ohio 4-H is grateful to Idaho 4-H and Michigan 4-H for their willingness to share their resources!

4-H Camp Registration – NOW OPEN!

2019 4-H Camp Registration is Open! Don’t wait until the deadline to sign up because spots may fill up. 4-H Camp is open to all Fairfield County 4-H members!!

All registrations received before June 1st are eligible for a scholarship, so the cost to attend is:

  • Cloverbud Day Camp – Alley Park (June 15) – $20
  • Intermediate Camp – Tar Hollow (June 23-26) – $57.50
  • Junior Camp – Tar Hollow (July 1-4) – $57.50
  • Teen Camp – Tar Hollow (July 6-8) – $25

Forms can be found here or on page 39 in the yellow member handbook!

Questions? Call 740-652-7260

Final Countywide Quality Assurance Clinic – This Saturday!

The LAST countywide Quality Assurance Clinic will be held Saturday, May 18th at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds (Rickett’s Hall) from 9:30 – 11:30 am.  Please arrive on time so we can get the training started at 9:30 am.

Quality Assurance Training is required for all members who will be exhibiting a livestock project at the Fairfield County Fair or Junior Exhibitor at the Ohio State Fair. This includes the following projects: Beef (Breeding & Market); Dairy Breeding & Dairy Feeders; Goats (Angora, Dairy, Meat, Market & Pygmy); Poultry (Breeding & Market); Sheep (Breeding & Market); Swine; Rabbits (Breeding & Market).
Members are required to attend one Quality Assurance Clinic taught by a certified instructor. Members should sign in at the beginning of the clinic and complete a questionnaire at the end of the clinic. Please return the questionnaire to an adult at the clinic.  This is the final countywide training for members who missed their club QA Clinic or have not met their requirement for the current year.
If members do not attend a club clinic or county-wide make-up Quality Assurance Clinic, they will be ineligible to exhibit and show livestock at the Fairfield County Fair or Ohio State Fair.
If you have attended an out of county quality assurance event, please log into 4-H online and verify we have received record of you attending quality assurance training. How do you tell if you’ve completed?  You should find the information below your name on your family home page.

Rabbit Clinic – This Saturday!

The Rabbit Committee invites beginning and intermediate members to attend this years clinic. The clinic will be this Saturday, May 18th in the #50 Building, 11 am -12:30 pm.

There will be a judge, a breeder, and seasoned youth exhibitors to share their knowledge and experience with you.  This will be an interactive clinic, so come prepared to have fun.

Defining Adventures for Women in Nature Camp

As you are wrapping up the school year and getting ready for the warmth and fun of summer,  we would like to offer an opportunity for you to join us at D.A.W.N. Camp.  Defining Adventures for Women in Nature (D.A.W.N.) is a new camp offered this year June 9th -11th  at Mohican State Forest. This camp is untraditional in that it will truly be a 100% outdoor camping experience! This camp is open to all Ohio 4-H youth “real” aged 16 and up. Don’t let a lack of “outdoor gear” keep you from joining us – we will help provide the essentials!

Open to 4-H members who are 16+, DAWN is a challenging yet fun-loving weekend outdoors.  Youth from all over Ohio will descend on Mohican in June for this great statewide camp.  Join us!”

2019 DAWN Informational Flyer

2019 DAWN Registration Packet

Registration is due May 15, 2019!

These are just a few things to expect to enjoy at D.A.W.N. when you attend:

  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Tent Living
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Hiking and exploring of the Mohican Forest (e.g., waterfalls, fire towers, night hike)
  • Map Reading and orienteering skills
  • Life skills you never imagined you could learn in the woods
  • Build meaningful connections with other outdoor-loving youth!

A flyer and more information about this camp can be found at this link:  https://go.osu.edu/DAWN

(Yes, this is the D.A.W.N. camp that we had to postpone last fall.  After gathering your responses to our survey we changed our dates to the early summer AND lowered the cost to better accommodate your requests.)

Payment and registration will be required to reserve your spot. We will be taking a limited number of campers this first year, so register early and invite a friend along!

Updates to Calendar and Yellow Member Handbook

Please note that the time posted on our calendar for the second Quality Assurance on May 18th was incorrect and has now been corrected.  The Saturday May 18, 2019 QA will be held 9:30-11:30 am at the Rickett’s Hall on the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. Please arrive on time, as doors will be locked at 9:30 am!

The place for our third Premier Exhibitor Testing has changed since we printed the member handbook.  The July 27, 2019 and August 25, 2019 premier exhibitor testing will be in the Rickett’s Hall 1-3 pm.  The Saturday September 14, 2019 Premier Exhibitor Testing will be held in the dining hall on the fairgrounds from 9-11 am.  This building is up the hill from the rabbit barn and 4-H display barn. Signs will be posted to help you find the building. Remember, you can only test once/specie each year.  You can take multiple species test on a single day.

Market Rabbit tattooing will be moving to the #50 barn on September 14th as well.  Please be respectful of the area around the barn that day, as a wedding will be taking place in the round cattle barn (which is why tattooing has moved).  The rabbit committee will be there to help direct you on parking and which door to enter/exit that day.